Ned Rig Challenge!

10 minutes start now! How many can we catch? We've got rising water, heavy flows, and murky conditions. The smallmouth and schooling near running water and there are a TON of them!

We located this school earlier in the day but with the water rising 3 inches an hour there was no telling how many could be pouring into the area. Since we'd already found them and covering water wasn't an issue we settled on the Ned Rig. 

Both equipped with a Ned Rig on light line we began making repetitious casts to the same area to create a feeding frenzy. Once they started biting it got serious! They were biting on every cast, sometimes two at a time. 

While these aren't the biggest fish in the world it shows how aggressively bass can school and feed together. Below is a breakdown of the gear we were using. 

Tim's Setup...
Bait- Roboworm Ned Worm (Desert Craw):
Hook- Owner Block Head 1/16 ounce:
Rod- G Loomis NRX 6'10" Mag Med:
Reel- Daiwa Certate:
Line- Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12 lb:
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon:

Matt's Setup...
Bait- Z Man Finesse TRD (Green Pumpkin):
Hook- Guppy Head 1/8 oz:
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'8" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 series:
Line- 10 lb PowerPro Braid:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Quick Tricks For Summer Finesse Fishing

The dog days of Summer are no match for these tips! Ready to catch a ton of bass this Summer? Don't be afraid to downsize, you'll be amazed how quickly you can load the boat! Tim covers a variety of baits and a few quick tricks that will change the game this Summer. 

"Finesse" is a broad category but you'll quickly discover which of these techniques works best on your local fishery. While drops hotting might not be glamorous, its pretty amazing when you go fish after fish after fish during the heat of the day. If the dropshot isn't your style try the underpin, shaky head, or a variety of other baits. 

Finesse Swimbait...
Cool Baits Underspin:
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head:
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait:

5" Yamamoto Senko:
Wacky Hook (1/0) Owner Mosquito:
Texas Hook (3/0) Gamakatsu Superline:

Strike King Dream Shot:
Strike King Half Shell:
Roboworm 4" Fat Worm:
Trokar Size 1 Dropshot Hook:

Finesse Jig...
Dirty Jigs Clausen Finesse Jig:
Strike King Baby Menace:

Shaky Head...
Canterbury Shaky Head:
Netbait T-Mac Worm:
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:
Man Bear Pig:

Ned Rig...
Z-Man Ned Worm:
Roboworm Ned Worm:
Owner Block Head:

Tim's Favorite Finesse Rods...
High-End- G Loomis Conquest 7' Medium:
Mid-Range- Expride 7' Light+:
Budget Gear- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Light:

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How To Rig A Senko: Unique Tricks From Beginner to Advanced

Why is the Senko so good?! What makes it work EVERYWHERE? Here's what you need to know about rigging for different conditions and applications. 

This bait can be used in virtually every situation a bass fisherman will face. Its phenomenal as a finesse bait with 4 lb test but its just as good on heavy braid and a flippin stick!

Tim's Favorite Ways to Rig a Senko and the gear you'll need is broken down below.

The Original Senko in 4"-7":

1) Texas Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Gamakatsu EWG 3/0:
Hook for 6" Gamakatsu EWG SUPERLINE 4/0:

2) Wacky Rigged Weightless...

Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1:
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0:
Wacky Saddle:

3) Neko Rigging...
Wacky Rig Tool:
Spare O-Rings:
Tungsten Nail Weight:
Hook for 5"- Owner Mosquito Size 1:
Hook for 6"- Owner Mosquito Size 2/0:

4) Weighted Texas Rig...
Light Flippin: 3/16 oz Tungsten Weight:
Heavy Punching: 1 1/2 oz Tungsten Weight:

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Finesse Jigs - Get More Bites AND Catch Big Bass!

Why finesse jigs? When should you throw them? What are they for? Are they really that effective at catching quality and quantity at the same time? We're going to cover everything you need to know about Finesse jigs in this video!

The finesse jig shines throughout the Spring and early Summer. It produces consistently around cover, docks, and even around chunk rock. It has all the same fish catching qualities as a full size jig but it allows you to downsize your equipment and line to adapt to changing conditions. 
The next time you're on a shaky head, dropshot, or Texas Rig bite, consider throwing a finesse jig instead and you might be surprised at the number of big bass that had been lurking in front of you all along. 

The baits...
Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig:
Keitech Tungsten Football Jig:
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football:
Dirty Jigs Casting Jig:
Compact Pitching Jig:

The Trailers...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver:
Biwaa Armored Craw 3":
Yamamoto 4" Double Tail Grub:
Strike King Baby Menace:

Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Great Crossover jerk bait combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Curado 70 in 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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